| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:57 AM
CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays.
The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:33 PM
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president
The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:02 PM
The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold.
"What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:13 PM
As we prepare to look ahead to 2015, let's look back at the local executives we predicted would make headlines in 2014.
Barack Obama campaign veterans Reed and Dylan Richard didn't meet their self-reported 2014 launch date...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 AM
"By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea."
— Emperor Justinian, A.D. 530
If federal judges tell George Lucas he can't plop a museum on Chicago's...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:26 PM
There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan.
This site would...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront?
To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me.
The widely reviled design? Yeah, it's audacious, weird, outsized and unconventional to the point of...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:48 PM
With Ebola still a pressing concern in emergency rooms across the country, a Chicago medical conference this week aims to educate physicians about treating patients and protecting themselves.
About 6,000 physicians gathered at McCormick Place for the...